With Lewis Hamilton recently winning another Formula 1 title, we at City Vehicle Leasing thought it would be a good opportunity to look back on Mercedes’ long and successful record in this area of motorsport. Our infographic charts the history of the team from its origins in the 1930s until the present day.
Explaining everything from Rudolf Caracciola’s domination of the European Drivers’ Championships in the 1930s up to the team’s four successive victories in the Drivers’ and Constructers’ Championships since 2014, this information will be of particular interest to the casual Formula 1 fan who wishes to learn more about how Mercedes became the incredible force they are today.
The infographic includes both detailed stats about Mercedes and their drivers’ successes over the years, as well as beautiful illustrations of some of the manufacturer’s finest and most iconic cars. Many of the defining moments in Mercedes’ history are described, including their triumphant entry into modern Formula 1 racing in 1954, their amazing success as an engine supplier for a variety of teams, and Nico Rosberg’s sudden retirement after winning the Drivers’ Championship in 2016.
We hope you enjoy learning more about the Mercedes Formula 1 team, how their extraordinary journey began, and why their future looks every bit as impressive as their past.
Link to original blog: https://www.cityvehicleleasing.co.uk/blog/2017/11/01/the-rise-and-rise-of-mercedes-in-formula-1
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 85%
Design - 85%
Content/Script - 90%
Usability - 90%
This infographic provides a timeline of Mercedes' history in Formula One racing. Using a road as an element of time is an effective and relevant way to communicate the message. The icons do a good job at visualizing the data, even if it's in a simple way. The design of the cars feel a bit off from the approach with the icons. Combining that realistic style with flat illustrated icons clashes. The content is easy enough to read and follow along with, though the title is weak. Overall, we give this a B.